Iowa inmate claims he briefly died and should be released

Iowa inmate claims he briefly died and should be released

A prisoner in a jail in Iowa who has been sentenced to life argued in a court for his freedom, claiming that he had ’momentarily died’ and consequently came back to life when he was hospitalized four years ago. The judge turned down his plea. The inmate, Benjamin Schreiber was imprisoned in 1997 on charges of murder.

Mr. Doc
Mr. Doc 5 months

oooohhh, that's why judges sentence people to 3x life in prison just in case something like this happens. XD

Paul C
Paul C 5 months

If he died, guess he needs to buried/cremated.

Seekster 5 months

The Iowa Court of Appeals upheld that decision Wednesday. "Schreiber is either still alive, in which case he must remain in prison, or he is actually dead, in which case this appeal is moot," Judge Amanda Potterfield wrote in the court of appeals opinion. Ok now that is funny.

James Sanford (Retroambassador)
James Sanford (Retroambassador) 5 months

nice try buddy

Tio BRIDGE 5 months

Outstanding move

porcus 5 months

Interesting theory you have there, but no, you are still alive.

bloomie 5 months

He couldn’t have been brain dead or he wouldn’t be alive now. There’s no coming back from brain death.

Max Nutty
Max Nutty 5 months

Does that mean if you get married until "death do you part" that this would mean you could legally remarry after being revived?

Randy Souse-Git
Randy Souse-Git 5 months

He had a very good case, IMHO. They revived him despite his do not resuscitate order AND against the direction of his next of kin. So he should have died a natural death and the state chose to revive him into continued imprisonment.

Beisht Kione
Beisht Kione 5 months

Well played hahahaha

Bennington 5 months

this is what's called a "Pro gamer move"

Sir_Kutz 5 months

I’ll give him credit for originality.

Coeus 5 months

Schrödinger's prisoner. Leave him in a locked cell with a coffin. As long as nobody ever checks on him, he's neither dead, nor a prisoner. Win-win.

Garthak 5 months

I would absolutely push that argument. Great idea

OttersGonnaOtt 5 months

Unfortunately as a zombie he has no human rights. best we can do is lock him up behind a chained doorway that's marked 'DON'T DEAD OPEN INSIDE'.

Rational ific
Rational ific 5 months

You can be released when your victim comes back to life.

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 5 months

...Yep you're honor I'm totally a brand new man now and none of my previous concious stuck with me... What about knowing your sentencing? ...SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!

Matrim Helmsgaard (Mrperrific)
Matrim Helmsgaard (Mrperrific) 5 months

tried to do a John snow.. nice try man

The Dragon
The Dragon 5 months

if you ain't jewbus nobody cares if you come back imao

(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 5 months

It’d be hilarious if they let him on house arrest for one day before arresting him again on trying to fool the system.

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